Pelargoniums are water-wise, colourful plants. There are hundreds of different varieties.
(botanical name Pelargonium hortorum)
The plants that many people call Geraniums. Most have a dark horse-shoe shaped zone shoe on the leaves. The flower head is comprised of many small, individual flowers, and with care will flower for most of the year in Australia.
IVY LEAVED PELARGONIUMS
(botanical name Pelargonium peltatum)
Those that trail in hanging baskets, or can trained to grow upwards over a support. Note that over-watering ivies can result in small “nodules” appearing on the leaves, caused by individual cells bursting when they become water-logged.
Pelargonium Echinatum is often called Little Sweetheart for the crimson, heart-shaped markings on the white petals, which change colour as they age. The stems appear to be spiny because the dried stipules remain, but are not prickly. These are dormant during the hot weather, but re-sprout when the weather cools in autumn.